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Pilgrimage to Nonviolence


On Nov 16, 2011 ulzija wrote:

First, I would like to say thank you for posting these kind words. 

Tristan, I would like to speak to you.  I too have been raised in violence of many kinds.  In a "religious" family too.  Even more confusing.  I'm not sure if you were serious about killing yourself, but I want you to please don't and consider forgiving yourself right now for not being able to forgive the ones that hurt you.  Stay in your heart and FEEL these feelings that are coming up.  They are coming up to be released now, so that you can continue to do your work.  You will find your way back to non-violence, you are not perfect.  It sounds to me like it's time to spend some loving kindness on YOU!!!  Violence hides in the heart until you can process it, and to do that you must grieve, grieve for yourself - BE KIND to yourself while doing so and feeling.  If neccessary seek loving support.  It takes time.



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